Silver Point Recall (18 years)

Terry Pannkuk, DDS, MScD Instructional, Silver Point Removal, Recall Observations

Learn the long term effects of narrow interseptal bone and the value of learning from long term recall data

Case: Patient presented with periodontal symptoms 18 years after having nonsurgical retreatment

Patient: 76-year-old female with high cholesterol (taking statins)

Chief Complaint: (1994) dull ache, (2012) severe gum bleeding

Dental History: Initial root canal treatment with silver points was performed 30-40 years prior to the recall examination (tooth #19). The patient returned 18 years after the author’s retreatment for an evaluation of severe periodontal inflammation (#19).

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